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#3753 of 7386 Performance...
Sep 19, 2004 (9:02 am)
The below is an excerpt of a conversation between an Acura salesman and a potential 05' RL buyer taken from another message board.
(...)When I expressed some concern about the car's expected performance given its relatively low torque (260) and high weight (nearly 4,000 pounds) (I am coming from a 2002 M3) he said that the car is fast, although not quite as quick as the TL (...)
Now, I can live with the RL maybe not being quite as fast as a TL in the 0-60 arena. However, I would fully expect it outperform a TL in any slalom type exercise and to significantly outpace it when it comes to top end performance. Your thoughts?
Sep 19, 2004 (6:35 pm)
SH-AWD, that's the answer you were looking for. On the road the Tl will be just gazing to the Rl tail!!
I believe we are not fully appreciating what SH-AWD means in a real life scenario. My take is even the lowly Accord with SH-AWD would be a tough customer for the TL untill it will get the same treatment (and by then the RL will be in an enrtirely new ball-game, read V8).
temporarily reporting from Montreal
#3755 of 7386 Re: Did You Take Delivery? [acurafan1]
Sep 19, 2004 (7:26 pm)
>I placed a deposit with them via credit card and the specific vehicle is identified in the quote via VIN so hopefully all will go smoothly tomorrow. Will let you know. Thanks again.<
How did it go? Did you take delivery? If so, how do you like the car?
Sep 19, 2004 (9:38 pm)
Does anyone have a list of the available exterior/interior colors? I hope the new RL offers more choices than the TL!
#3757 of 7386 Re: Colors [1violinist]
Sep 19, 2004 (10:18 pm)
Read my post #2206:
Repost it here.
Desert Mist Metallic with Ebony ( Gold on TL)
Desert Mist Metallic with Parchment
Nighthawk Black Pearl with Ebony ( Black on Everything)
Nighthawk Black Pearl with Parchment
Opulent Blue Pearl with Ebony ( Dark Blue ?)
Opulent Blue Pearl with Taupe
Carbon Gray Pearl with Ebony ( Dark Gray on TSX)
Carbon Gray Pearl with Taupe
Redondo Red Pearl with Ebony ( Deep Red on TL)
Redondo Red Pearl with Parchment
Premium White Pearl with Ebony ( Pearl White on TSX)
Premium White Pearl with Parchment
Lakeshore Silver Metallic with Ebony ( Greenish Silver in PR Photo)
Lakeshore Silver Metallic with Taupe
Celestial Silver Metallic with Ebony ( Regular Silver in PR Photo)
Celestial Silver Metallic with Taupe
Meteor Silver Metallic with Ebony ( Blueish Silver on TSX)
Meteor Silver Metallic with Taupe
#3758 of 7386 Re: Experience in ordering a 2005 RL? [samx]
Sep 19, 2004 (10:25 pm)
I just placed an order for a Redondo Red/Parchment (the only two items with choices, everything else is standard!) 2005 RL MSRP. Anyone else has experience in placing orders? Is MSRP the fair market value at this point? The dealer will not give a firm commitment on the delivery date (this is in the first batch of 10 he is getting). When should I expect to get it?
Yes, MSRP is the market value for the first couple months, I would say. My dealer has more than 10 on waiting list ($500 deposit). That is about his first month's supply. There probably would be some dealer-installed options.. back-up camera, aero kit, 18" wheels, etc.
You can expect it between Oct. 14 to Oct. 20 from what I have heard. I am #1 on the list.
#3759 of 7386 Re: Experience in ordering a 2005 RL?? Bask-up Cam [ceric]
Sep 19, 2004 (10:39 pm)
>There probably would be some dealer-installed options.. back-up camera, ... etc.<
Do we know for a fact that a back-up camera is available? If so, would this be Acura product ... connnected to the navi screen?
Any idea of price for such a feature?
#3760 of 7386 Re: Did You Take Delivery? [legendman]
Sep 20, 2004 (6:26 am)
Hi Legendman. Closed the deal at the agreed upon price and it was a painless process. The Acura dealer I used was excellent. Drove the car and liked it very much. I know one of the knocks on the car was the power but it meets my needs. Waiting to get the funds to pay for the car and will prob pick it up later this week. Am going to keep my '93 Legend also until it starts costing me $. Interesting point though, I am getting email responses from numerous dealers stating that they have no inventory of '04 RL's so I got lucky timing-wise (along with the timing of your recommendation to expand my search of dealers). Thx again!
#3761 of 7386 "Taupe" interior color on 2005 RL
Sep 20, 2004 (7:32 am)
Does anyone have any info about the shade of the new interior color "taupe". Is it lighter than the "quartz" color on the TL, TSX, MDX ? I hope not. In a few photos I have seen with the new color it sometimes looks medium, but sometimes very light. It's hard to say for sure with the different photo angles, lighting, etc.
Also how do you think it looks with the dash and long stretch of brown wood ?
Sep 20, 2004 (11:41 am)
The word "taupe" is French for "dark gray", but I'm not sure about the linguistic abilities of Acura! Would you please post some links to these photos of the Taupe interior? I only saw the Ebony and Parchment on acura.com and other sites. Thanks!